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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Anatolia, Iznik

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

dish
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik

Date:

circa 1590 circa 1650
probably AD 1625-50

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

late 16th to early 17th Century

Description(s):

fritware painted in poylchrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, blue, emerald green and outlined in black under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a stylised rock wave pattern, separated by ‘S’ shapes, is painted in black. On the body a floral spray comprising blue tulips, with red dots and green leaves, and red carnations with green and red leaves. Overlying the spray, a blue saz leaf adorned with a central prunus branch painted in white and red.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of green stylised peaches and blue leaves are also outlined in black.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; interior; in red slip, blue, emerald green and outlined in black
painting underglaze; exterior body; blue, green, black
glazing (coating); whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; interior; in red slip, blue, emerald green and outlined in black
pigment; exterior body; blue, green, black
glaze; whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Technique
Description:

fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, blue, emerald green and outlined in black under a colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 6.2, cm
width, whole, 28.5, cm
diameter, rim, 28.5, cm
diameter, base, 15.2, cm
weight, whole, 760, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1935; Riches, Thomas Henry

Provenance:

T.H. Riches, by whom bequeathed 1935 with a life interest to Mrs T.H. Riches, died 1950

Acquisition Credit:

T.H. Riches Bequest

Documentation:

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. floral sprays with saz leaves see catalogue number 415-418 (p. 232). Cf. similar design on the rim see catalogue number 643, 644, 647, 648 (p. 281). Ref. on wares of the 1570s (p. 231-2) and 17th century (p. 280-2). on Iznik

Carswell, John. 1998. Iznik Pottery.London: British Museum Publications Limitedp. 106-113
Ref. on 17th century Iznik production

Lane, Arthur. 1957. Later Islamic Pottery.London: Faberp. 27-67
Cf. similar design on rim see catalogue number 47A. Ref. on Iznik

Fehervari, Geza. 2000. Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum.London and New York: I.B. Tauris Publishersp. 307-316
Cf. similar design see catalogue no. 374, CER729TSR (p, 312). Ref. on Iznik

Queiroz Ribeiro, Maria. 1996. Louças Iznik Pottery.Lisbon: Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Cf. very similar design on the rim see catalogue number 88, 91 (p. 248-9, p. 254). Ref on Iznik

Paynter, S.. Okyar, S.F.. Wolf, S.. Tite, M.S. The Production Technology of Iznik Pottery : A Reassessment.
Source Title: Archaeometry 46 3 ()

Ref. on Iznik technology

Accession:

Object Number: C.34-1950
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 74610; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2012-10-15)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74610





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